Hyundai India finally launches the highly-awaited Creta at Rs 8.59 lakh (ex-Delhi). This SUV is Hyundai‚Äôs response to the Duster and Terrano which came from the Renault-Nissan alliance. It will also face tough competition from the soon to be released Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and proven competitors such as the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra Scorpio.
This Hyundai Creta¬†is quite a looker and¬†when we drove it recently, we found that it performed rather impressively. What really makes the Creta tempting is that a lot of essential features are available right from the lower trims. A customer does not have to shell out close to a substantial extra for¬†airbags, steering mounted controls or even a rear defogger. Hyundai has¬†even offered a touchscreen infotainment system right from the second trim up. Predominantly, these features are found only on the top of the line trims. For this reason, the Creta bags the value-for-money prize which in-turn is bound to bag a whole lot of customers.
The Creta will be offered in 6 trims and three engine variants‚ÄĒ1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines along with a 1.4-litre diesel engine. The diesel engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual gear box with the 1.6-litre variant getting an optional automatic. The petrol engine will be coupled with just a 5-speed transmission though. The engines are taken right out of the Verna which shouldn‚Äôt be anything to worry about as it has been tried and tested among Indian customers. Unlike the Duster however, this SUV is more of a soft-roader than an off-roader. But to the average Indian who drives around in the city or takes the family out on a vacation every now and then, the Creta should be more than sufficient in terms of safety, comfort and power.
Scroll down to see the ex-Delhi prices for¬†all the variants of the Hyundai Creta: –
Hyundai Creta prices (ex-Delhi)
|Trim||1.6l petrol||1.4l diesel||1.6l diesel|
|Base||Rs 8.59 lakh||Rs 9.46 lakh||-|
|S||Rs 9.57 lakh||Rs 10.42 lakh||-|
|S+||-||Rs 11.45 lakh||-|
|SX||-||-||Rs 11.59 lakh|
|SX+||Rs 11.19 lakh||-||Rs 12.67 lakh|
|SX + (automatic)||-||-||Rs 13.57 lakh|
|SX(O)||-||-||Rs 13.60 lakh|
Hyundai Launches Global SUV- ‚ÄėCRETA‚Äô
¬∑ CRETA ‚Äď A ‚ÄėPerfect SUV‚Äô for the New Generation
¬∑ Offers First- in-class 6 speed Automatic Transmission in Diesel variant
¬∑ Best-in-class Warranty - 3 Years Unlimited Kilometres
New Delhi, July 21, 2015- Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country‚Äôs leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today launched the all-new stylish, premium and powerful Global SUV - ‚ÄėCRETA‚Äô. With the launch of CRETA, Hyundai now strengthens its position in the Indian SUV market, offering wide range of products for its customers.
CRETA offers a combination of power and style with its robust body structure, superior engine performance and confident ride and handling. CRETA is set to make a strong statement in the growing SUV segment. Based on Hyundai Motor‚Äôs evolved ‚ÄėFluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy‚Äô, CRETA demonstrates all the essential attributes of dynamism, comfort, safety and style.
Speaking at the launch of CRETA, BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, ‚ÄúWe are delighted to launch the perfectly engineered and powerful SUV for the new generation customers. CRETA is a revolutionary product ‚Äď a true expression of the ‚ÄėNew Age Hyundai‚Äô. We are confident CRETA will strengthen Hyundai‚Äôs position in India and will lead a new trend in the SUV segment fulfilling customers‚Äô aspiration of owning a ‚ÄėPerfect SUV‚Äô. We thank our customers for their overwhelming response to CRETA and strong belief in Hyundai brand. We assure them of our commitment towards meeting their high aspirations on world-class quality products."
Hyundai Cares: Customer Delight
Hyundai vision is to be the Life time partner of its customers. We are always around and near to our customers. Hyundai offers Best-in-class warranty with 3 Years Unlimited Kilometres to all CRETA customers. Hyundai is the first automobile manufacturer to offer this customer delight initiative in the segment.
Strong Body Structure
CRETA is one of the toughest and strongest SUVs in its segment. CRETA is designed with strong ‚ÄėHive structure‚Äô body shell that denotes high structural strength stability and sturdiness. The ring shaped frames applied at B-Pillar, C-Pillar and engine bay helps to achieve high body rigidity, improved durability and crash performance. The ring frame structure realizes a significant increase in body stiffness, which contributes to more precise handling while maintaining excellent ride quality.
The ‚ÄėHive‚Äô structure in CRETA delivers strong benefits such as:
¬∑ High Body rigidity with ring structure design for enhanced structural safety, improved durability, ride & handling and reduced side impact
¬∑ Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) & Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) for enhanced body endurance, corrosion durability and lighter body for better mileage
¬∑ Reinforced roof structure with multiple cross members for enhanced strength
¬∑ Improved crash performance with addition of dash cross members. Use of larger diameter weld joints & use of reinforced side members having Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) on door panels for improved body strength
¬∑ Front end modular structure to reduce the maintenance cost
Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design
Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy carries forward the highly acclaimed Fluidic design theme in a more refined manner thus lending a Modern & Premium touch. CRETA design follows a modern premium look, based on Hyundai Motor's evolved design philosophy. An SUV with a unique and innovative form, CRETA represents a complete package of style, dynamism and practicality.
DESIGNED TO INSPIRE: Exteriors
The CRETA portrays strong road presence and perfectly embodies the aggressive stance of an SUV in its own style. The triple slat chrome radiator grille makes a bold design statement while the smoothly creased hood, lines projector headlamps integrated with LED positioning lamps, vertical fog lamps, sporty stylish skid plate and dual tone front bumper enhance the vehicle‚Äôs stylish and distinctive SUV character. Rising beltline with slopping roofline along with dynamic character lines brings a sporty and aerodynamic appeal to the side profile. The rear profile showcases a stylish dual layered step tailgate design with impactful crease lines.
Below are some key exterior elements:
¬∑ Diamond cut 17‚Äô‚Äô Alloy Wheels- Best-in-class
¬∑ Projector Headlamps
¬∑ LED Positioning Lamps
¬∑ Static bending
¬∑ Roof Rails & Skid Plates
¬∑ Door Scuff Plates
¬∑ Triple slat Chrome Radiator Grille
¬∑ Shark fin antenna- Best -in-Class
¬∑ A-Pillar piano black finish - Best- in-class
Smart, Premium and Spacious Interiors
CRETA‚Äôs stylish and bold appearance harmonizes well with its smart and high quality premium interiors; achieved by a combinations of high-grade materials. CRETA interiors feature well cushioned and comfortable seats with optimum thigh and back support. Attractive seats covered in full-leather upholstery, exude a sense of modernity and premium feel. Rear seats come with 60:40 split which allows better flexibility and more storage space. The dashboard with its futuristic water flow inspired design and smart ergonomic contours make the cabin environment pleasing and enjoyable.
¬∑ Premium Leather seats
¬∑ Fully Automatic temperature control with Cluster ionizer
¬∑ Mood change bar in FATC- Best-in-class
¬∑ Electric folding ORVM- Best-in-class
¬∑ Rear AC vents
¬∑ Smart Key with push button start
¬∑ Steering mounted Audio & Bluetooth controls
¬∑ Rear seat centre armrest with cup-holders
¬∑ Front console armrest with storage box
¬∑ 1 GB internal memory- Best-in-class
CRETA uses next generation infotainment system for effortless connectivity for all gadgets and devices. The SUV‚Äôs multimedia system boasts of 7‚ÄĚ Audio Video Navigation (AVN) and with 6 speakers sound system. The AVN system features Advance Touch interface , user friendly maps, video playing and image viewing capability through USB, Bluetooth support and rear camera display. Adding to the entertainment package is an option of 5‚ÄĚ Touch screen audio system that features Aux-in, IPOD, USB,MP3, CD, Bluetooth support with Best-in-class 1 GB memory.
The capabilities of the CRETA are driven by a range of refined, powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines which have been tuned for best performance and high fuel efficiency.
The 6-speed Manual transmission and the first-in-class 6-Speed Automatic transmission in diesel offer a blend of high performance & enhanced driving pleasure.
1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT Petrol engine
Capacity (cc) 1,591
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 123 / 6,400
Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm) 15.4 / 4,850
1.6 U2 CRDi VGT (MT/AT) Diesel engine
Capacity (cc) 1,582
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 128 / 4,000
Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm) 26.5 / 1,900-2,750
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel engine
Capacity (cc) 1,396
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 90 / 4,000
Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm) 22.4 / 1500-2,750
Engine ARAI (Certified Figures)
1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT Petrol engine 15.29 kmpl
1.6 U2 CRDi VGT (MT/AT) Diesel engine 19.67 kmpl (MT)
17.01 kmpl (AT)
1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel engine 21.38 kmpl
Length x Width x Height 4,270 x 1,780 x 1,630 mm
Wheelbase 2,590 mm
Max Tyre 215/ 60 R17
Ground clearance (Unladen) 190 mm
The CRETA has class-leading NVH performance by the use of enhanced sound absorption materials, advanced engineering design of engine, transmission and body structural parts thus ensuring quiet cabin. The NVH has been well contained to barely perceptible levels with the use of dash insulators, anti-vibration pads, sound deadener coating on floor, optimized engine mounts, tunnel area rigidity and application of dual sealing structure on doors.
To ensure enhanced comfort and convenience CRETA offers an array of Hi-tech features:
¬∑ 7‚ÄĚ Audio Video Navigation System (AVN)
¬∑ 5‚Äô‚Äô Touch screen Audio system
¬∑ Supervision Cluster
¬∑ Smart Key with push button start
¬∑ FATC with cluster ionizer and mood change bar
¬∑ LED positioning lamps
¬∑ Shark Fin Antenna
¬∑ Follow me home headlamp
SUV with Power Packed Safety Features
All Hyundai cars are developed, tested and built-in keeping with the Hyundai ‚ÄėSafe-Drive Philosophy‚Äô. Beyond active safety technologies, CRETA is built to comply with Hyundai‚Äôs strict safety standards, helping it to meet the safety requirements.
¬∑ 6 Airbags- Best-in-class
¬∑ Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
¬∑ Reverse parking camera with steering adaptive guidelines & Sensors - Best in class
¬∑ Electronic Stability control (ESC)
¬∑ Vehicle stability Management (VSM)
¬∑ Hill Start Assist control (HAC)
¬∑ Front Fog lamps
¬∑ Static bending - Cornering lamps
¬∑ Projector headlamps
Variants and Colours
CRETA will be available in 10 variants with 7 exterior colour options.